ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. Our vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians...................... — ADIA Strategic Plan

Media Release —
Dental Product Suppliers Face Rising Costs Says Survey

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— 9 August 2018
For Immediate Release

The most recent survey of business confidence amongst manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products suggests the sector is facing headwinds from rising costs. That’s the conclusion of the Australian Dental Products Sector Business Conditions Survey published by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA).

“Businesses that supply the products used by dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals are facing challenges that range from rising electricity costs to higher prices associated with importing products from overseas. This doesn’t diminish the dental industry’s commitment to making available the latest innovations, it just means that the businesses have increased challenges,” said Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer.

The Australian Dental Products Sector Business Conditions Survey also showed how large-scale trade shows like ADX18 Sydney, Australia’s largest healthcare tradeshow, can positively influence sales volumes.

“Survey respondents were clear in providing advice that the leads generated during ADX18 Sydney resulted in increased sales during the following quarter. This reinforces ADIA’s commitment to support the industry through the provision of world-class trade shows,” Mr Williams said.

Sentiment of growing sales volumes has been matched by indications that suggest that the dental industry workforce increased.

“Australia’s dental industry is growing, and the survey provides clear indication that businesses are employing more people. ADIA members are out there creating the jobs that help provide dentists with so many innovative patient diagnosis and treatment options,” Mr Williams said.

ADIA believes that the data in the Australian Dental Products Sector Business Conditions Survey is a clear indication why the Australian Government needs to maintain its efforts to reduce bureaucratic red-tape.

“ADIA member businesses want to invest in their business and want to create jobs. This survey shows they are being challenged by rising business costs and that’s why we need government to cut the red-tape which will lead to reduced compliance costs,” Mr Williams said.

The Australian Dental Products Sector Business Conditions Survey is available from the ADIA website at www.adia.org.au

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Media Contact —

Brittany Butterworth
ADIA Communications Officer
t: 1300 943 094.....e: media@adia.org.au

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